Standardized Patient Team Experience  

This session is a hands – on experience with multiple health care professions depending on program availability (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy). Students practice the ways a health care team might function to effectively and efficiently care for a hospitalized patient/client who has had a stroke. IPE student teams determine how to work together to take a history and physical and develop an admission or discharge plan for a standardized patient. The experience is then debriefed by an IPE faculty team and the standardized patient. The goal for this session is to develop an integrated, interprofessional admission or discharge plan that reflects the roles and strengths of each member of the care team as well as the needs o f the patient. This experience was initiated in 2009 with medicine and nursing students and has since been expanded and adapted based on feedback from participants and the curriculum team. 

  • Tammy Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • Dennis Chang, MD, MD Program, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • Sarah Decker, APRN, FNP-C, RN, Goldfarb School of Nursing 
  • Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • Heather Hageman, MBA, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 
  • Jan Hanson, PhD, EdS, Washington University School of Medicine 
  • Jill Johnson, PT, DPT, Washington University School of Medicine  
  • Emily Somerville, OTD, OTR/L, Washington University School of Medicine  
  • Julie Woodhouse, MEd, RN, CHSE, Director of Immersive Learning Centers, Washington University School of Medicine 

Ethics Case Discussions

Paired CIPE professions will address interprofessional Values & Ethics objectives via case discussions based on content specific to their professions. This part of the CIPE curriculum is under development and based on a successful collaboration between the Pharmacy and Nursing programs for the past four years. 


Increase awareness of ethical principles in decision-making processes.

  • Analyze similarities and differences between the Code of Ethics for nursing and pharmacy  
  • Identify various approaches to address ethical dilemmas  
  • Describe possible resolutions to ethical dilemmas